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Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 (Hardback)

Cynthia Eller

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 0520248597 / ISBN 13: 9780520248595
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Titre : Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical fact a discredited nineteenth-century idea. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520248595

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Synopsis : "Gentlemen and Amazons" traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical 'fact' a discredited nineteenth-century idea.

Critique: "Eller eloquently outlines what she believes is the myth of matriarchal prehistory... Highly recommended." Choice 20111001 "Gentlemen and Amazons is a compelling, complex ... and formidably researched historical study." -- Mary Farrell Bednarowski Feminist Collections 20130220

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